A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Melanoplus Arizonae (Scudder)


New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Arizona Spur-Throat.

Size: 25-29 mm.

General distribution: Utah to Kansas, S. to Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Dona Ana, Guadalupe, Harding, Lea, Lincoln, McKinley, Quay, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro, Torrance, Union.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Forbs?

Adults Present: May-October.

Notes: Male cerci thick and relatively short; furculae large, pointing posteriorly; subgenital plate entire as opposed to the related M. sanguinipes, which has a notched subgenital plate; hind tibiae blue. Occasionally destructive.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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